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Avatar JohnnyFM 2 post(s)

I first used the script that bitnami posted to launch bitnami-tracks after a shut down and it didn’t work; I then worked with the administrator from Tracks to try and get bitnami-tracks to launch at start up and used the following script:

<?xml version=”1.0” encoding=”UTF-8”?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC ”-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “”>
<plist version="1.0">
<dict> <key>Disabled</key> <true /> <key>Label</key> <string>com.bitnami-tracks.service</string> <key>OnDemand</key> <false /> <key>ProgramArguments</key> <array> <string>/Applications/tracks-1.7rc2-1/</string> <string>start</string> </array> <key>RunAtLoad</key> <true /> <key>UserName</key> <string>root</string>

I used the following sudo command to run it:

sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.bitnami-tracks.service.plist

and I got the message that Tracks was already started, yet I could not get into tracks and it gave me a message saying the server was down or overloaded.

When I use the following command in terminal:

cd /Applications/tracks-1.7rc2-1/

followed by:

./ start

Tracks starts with no problem, I just wish that it would start automatically from the LauchDaemon.

I would really appreciate your help, and I think Tracks would be interested in knowing if there is a problem or not.

Perhaps it is something I am doing wrong.



Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


The problem using services on OS X is that it is necessary to start the servers as daemons. Take a look this post Maybe ruby processes requires a similar approach.

Avatar JohnnyFM 2 post(s)

Thanks, for your prompt response, I will try the other method and see if I have any luck.

Keep up the good work,


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